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HUNTINGTON — Marshall University Hall of Famer Charlie Slack is dead. He was 89.

Slack, a native of Pomeroy, Ohio, died Friday in Akron, Ohio.

Slack played football and basketball with the Thundering Herd and led the nation in rebounding in the 1954-55 season, pulling down an NCAA-record 25.6 per game. The record still stands. His 1,916 career rebounds is third best in NCAA history.

He scored 1,551 points at Marshall and averaged 22.5 per game as a senior. A two-time Mid-American Conference selection, Slack had his jersey No. 17 retired in 1985.

Slack is survived by his wife, Alma, sons Charles Jr. and Joel, and grandchildren Nick, Brian and Ana.